Saturday, May 26, 2012

Enameled Rondelle Challenge Blog Hop

Today is the day of my Enameled Rondelle Challenge Blog Hop! Yep, the same day as Amy's. Oh well. Hope you read both! I had fun with both challenges, and I hope you enjoy reading about them! I chose 5 people to receive a pair of enameled rondelles, in a random color, and their job was to create something with them!  I made earrings, of course, because I was on an earring roll!  And I like them for earrings!  But I'm sure someone will not make earrings!  I can't wait to see what they all made.  Here, I made earrings two ways.
For this pair of earrings, I wrapped the rondelles like you would a briolette.  I had a little bit of a hard time with this, because I have been having what I can only guess are pre-menopausal moments lately, and forget how to do things.  Ugh.  Anyways, I wrapped the rondelles like briolettes, eventually, and attached them to a dangle made with this gorgeous faceted yellow agate teardrops.  If I made them again, I would add a little heishe on either side of the rondelle before I wrapped them!  For a more finished look.

This second pair, I turned the rondelles in the other orientation, and added some greek ceramic gears, silver heishe, and silver beads.  I like these, too, but you can see the rondelle better in the first orientation.  I think either one is great, though, and I hope you like them too! 
Please check out what these lovely ladies have done with the rondelles that I sent them! 






If you leave a comment here, today, I will enter you to win your very own pair of enameled rondelles.  I will choose the winner on Tuesday, May 29th about 8 pm!

15 comments:

Barb Fernald said...

Yee ha! This was fun Sue. Thanks for the chance to participate. I love the earrings you made, and that you showed the beads in two orientations. Rock on Rondelle Queen!

kristibasket said...

Love both styles!! Yellow and blue together is my favorite summer combination!! Thanks for including me!

Holly said...

Sue, thank you so much for doing this blog hop & challenge! It was great fun!

And I love both earrings, but I'm particularly drawn to the yellow and blue pair - it's one of my fave combos!

Patti Van said...

These are both gorgeous - love the blue with the yellow - but the color of that green is calling to me! LOVE YOUR ENAMEL WORK...as much as your LAMPWORK!!

sandi m said...

Great Hop!! Everyone made such lovely creative pieces with your beads - all perfectly showcased. And the blue, green, gold colors are all yum.

Copper Diem said...

Those came out so pretty! Love them!

TesoriTrovati said...

Thanks for hosting this little hop Miss Sue! I love the look of enamel and I appreciate that I can use them more than one way. I think that first pair is like a tall glass of blueberry lemonade and the bottoms ones are like berry mint scones (can you tell I am hungry!?)
Enjoy the day.
Erin

MoonRae said...

Both pairs are lovely!! I especially like the second pair. I've really been enjoying all these creative hops, thanks for participating and sharing ALL your beautiful pieces!
~Sharon~

Sharyl said...

Oh, Sue, you know how much I love these! I would love to be included in your drawing! Thanks for your continuing generosity! -Sharyl McMillian-Nelson ~ Sharyl's Jewelry

P.S. Can't wait to see the other's creations now! :-)

Andrea said...

I like how you wrapped the blue enamel... I have similar pieces and have been starring at them for close to a year wondering what to do.

Alicia Coats said...

I love the yellow & blue combo together! Very nice! I think I would've made a pair of earrings out of them as well.

Kristen said...

OH MY! Sue your beads are amazing! How beautiful. I would have loved this challenge!

Becky Pancake said...

Great job on the earrings. I am on a bracelet kick right now & I can already see enameled rondelles in a new bracelet. Hope I win

Elisabeth said...

I would love to win - I am so inspired by what you and everyone did with your rondelles - beautiful!

CraftyHope said...

How did I miss that you were doing this blog hop. . .hmmm. I'm not sure. In any case, your earrings turned out great! I'm particularly fond of that first pair (per-menopausal forgetfulness or not). Those yellow beads are STUNNING with your enameled beads and really make the earrings scream of summertime! Wonderful.

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